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Today, we’re talking about an ancient Chinese medical technique, acupuncture. Over 3 million Americans have used acupuncture!

Acupuncture refers to a technique where very thin needles are inserted into the body to balance the flow of energy or life force known as qi.

When is acupuncture useful?

It’s typically used for treatment of pain, including headaches and fibromyalgia. Also, it’s useful for nausea and vomiting. With acupuncture, please understand that effective treatment may take several treatments.

What are the risks of acupuncture?

They are low in competent hands. However, complications include minor pain at injection site. Organ injury if needles are pushed in too deeply. Infection can occur if a reused needle is utilized.

How does acupuncture work?

The body is thought to exist in a balance of yin and yang, two opposite forces. When these forces aren’t in balance, disease exists. This imbalance leads to blockage of qi, the vital energy of the body, through pathways called meridians. Qi can be unblocked by acupuncture at certain points of the body.

If you are having symptoms of pain, consider acupuncture. The results may surprise you. But before starting any new treatment including acupuncture, see your doctor. Your doctor may confirm if acupuncture is right for you.

Thank you for watching. Remember; make healthy living part of every day! Namaste and see you next time!

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